Case in point, what is happening in Massachusetts with their ballot question. The Massachusetts Business Alliance (MBA) recently filed an appeal to block Massachusetts voters from voting on whether or not to keep the controversial Common Core standards.
Massachusetts voters should be asking the question: Who is funding this lawsuit?
A check of MBA’s IRS 990 filings shows the following:
FY 2014 – No Gates Donation, 777,250 in contributions
FY 2012 – 151,431 from Gates, 255,563 in contributions
Let’s look at the plaintiffs in this suit.
President of Mass. PTA.
Former Education Commissioner for Mass (in the 90’s).
Codman Academy Charter School
New superintendent of Revere Schools.
Cole Brook Real Estate.
Had a hard time finding this one. She is a principal at Berkshire Arts Technology School.
Sr. VP at MassMutual Financial
Appointed to Elementary and Secondary board in 2008 by the governor. (Gov. Deval Patrick appointee)
Board of Mass. PTA.
Also former member of Elementary and Secondary board. (Gov. Deval Patrick appointee)